gaud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaud cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gaud An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket. "An idle gaud ."
    • Gaud Deceit; fraud; artifice; device.
    • v. t Gaud To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint. "Nicely gauded cheeks."
    • v. i Gaud To sport or keep festival. "Gauding with his familiars."
    • Gaud Trick; jest; sport.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaud Jest; joke; sport; pastime; trick; artifice.
    • n gaud A piece of showy finery; a gay trapping, trinket, or the like; any object of ostentation or exultation.
    • n gaud Same as gaudy, 3.
    • gaud To sport; jest; make merry.
    • gaud To adorn with gauds or trinkets; decorate meretriciously; paint, as the cheeks.
    • n gaud A Scotch form of goad and of gad, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gaud gawd an ornament: a piece of finery
    • pl Gaud showy ceremonies, gaieties
    • v.i Gaud (Shak.) make merry
    • v.t Gaud (Shak.) to adorn with gauds: to paint, as the cheeks
    • adj Gaud showy: gay
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gaude, jest, trick, gaudi, bead of a rosary, fr. L. gaudium, joy, gladness. See Joy

Usage

In literature:

In 1557, Admiral Coligny, taken prisoner at the battle of St. Quentin, is confined at Gaud in Spain.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Put away these gauds.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
To which he replied that with the gauds of worldly success he had no concern.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
Tanner, German Thanger, Old German Dane-gaud, is the Dane-Goth...
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Those who communicate with Europeans display beads, rings, bracelets, and other gauds instead.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
What matter the gauds I thought to purchase?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
There was no peril for him in such gauds.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It is a pleasure to me to bring thee pretty gauds, whether thou carest for me or not.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
These are but the gauds of a beautiful woman.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
She had gone very hungry, many a time, with that gaud in her possession.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
She wore a gray dress, sprinkled over with twinkling little Indian gauds and bits of finery such as the squaws love.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
The government run a big tan yard there on Major Gaud's place and one my uncles was shoemaker.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
The best proof of it was that she was here, far from their wearying inanities and hollow gilded gauds by deliberate choice.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
These gauds have not corrupted you already?
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Well, my pretended station and rank were the mere gauds and properties that gave force to my opinions.
"A Day's Ride A Life's Romance" by Charles James Lever
We were not long in suppressing these gauds, though we did our duty in them as gallopers for several days.
"A Tatter of Scarlet" by S. R. Crockett
Yet, wretched ruler o'er these empty gauds, A part remains to play, and I will play it.
"Life Without and Life Within" by Margaret Fuller
Ye'll draw an Englishman by the gab easier than drive him wi' an airn gaud.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg
No gauds or gewgaws here.
"The Mediterranean" by T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
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In poetry:

One can give you gold galore;
Life with gilded gauds he'd smother
One can give you something more,
Love, that ne'er can love another.
"Tell me, What''s a girl to do" by John O Brien
OH, there are those, a sordid clan,
With pride in gaud and faith in gold,
Who prize the sacred soul of man
For what his hands have sold.
"Heritage" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Thou, who with hermit heart,
Disdain'st the wealth of art,
And gauds, and pageant weeds, and trailing pall,
But com'st a decent maid,
In Attic robe array'd,
O chaste, unboastful nymph, to thee I call!
"Ode to Simplicity" by William Taylor Collins
All things great may life afford,
Praise, power, love, high pomp, fair gaud,
Till the banquet be toward
Hath this king. Then day takes flight,
Sinketh sun and fadeth light,
Late he coucheth—Night; 't is night.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
There is one story and one story only
That will prove worth your telling,
Whether as learned bard or gifted child;
To it all lines or lesser gauds belong
That startle with their shining
Such common stories as they stray into.
"To Juan At The Winter Solstice" by Robert Graves
An old grave man I found, white-haired and gently spoken,
Who, as I questioned, answered with a smile benign,
'Long years have come and gone since these poor gauds were broken,
Broken and banished from a life made more divine.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Barcelona offers so much that I figured I didn't need Antoni Gaudí to make my week-long vacation complete.
You, that is, and several million other visitors in lines snaked around corners, relentlessly pestered by Gaudí widget-hawkers.
Here you'll find the Miró Museum and wonderful views of the city including the still-under-construction masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí, his basilica known as Sagrada Familia.
Nicolas Gaud, Franck Gechter, Stéphane Galland, Abderrafiâa Koukam.
And then Rusty Gaude speaks about the new sustainable status of the Louisiana blue crab .
This private preparatory program run by Porter-Gaud is so good, administrators have to tell parents they can't apply until after their children are actually born.
No doubt, Porter-Gaud prepares students for the big leagues.
Barcelona's signature architect, Antoni Gaudí, broke ground on the fantastical Sagrada Familia more than a century ago.
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In science:

In sharp contrast, proper knowledge of tE , which implies knowledge of the blend ratio g (k) and the magni fication A(t), is a requirement for determining the event detection efficiency to planets (Gaud i et al. 2002) as well as for prioritising ongoing events in order to maximize it (Han 2007; Snodgrass et al. 2008).
Parameter degeneracies and (un)predictability of gravitational microlensing events
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